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The Royal Mint – Britannia 2023 Kilo Silver Bullion Coin (Queen Elizabeth II)

The Royal Mint – Britannia 2023 Kilo Silver Bullion Coin (Queen Elizabeth II)

The Royal Mint struck 1 Kilo Britannia Silver for the first time. Generally, Britannia Silver Coins are struck in 1 oz. It is also important that this 1 Kilo Silver Coin is still featuring the fifth and final effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. No wonder that this series will has a limited production run. And the Britannia coin featuring King Charles III’s first effigy will be released in the early of 2023.

It is no doubt that this 1 kilo Britannia silver coin striking the final Queen’s Effigy must be on the list of the coins collectors around the world.

Key Features

• Each Britannia 2023 bullion coin featuring the fifth and final effigy of Queen Elizabeth II has a limited production run. A Britannia coin featuring King Charles III’s first effigy will be released in the new year.

• The largest coin in this range

• Struck in one kilo of 999 fine silver for the first time

• Enhanced with four advanced security features

• A latent image changes from a padlock to Britannia’s famous trident

• Surface animation brings the background of waves to life

• The micro-text provides both decoration and protection

• Britannia’s shield bears the Union flag, which is accented with tincture lines

• Encapsulated in a single coin capsule

Source: https://www.royalmint.com/invest/bullion/bullion-coins/silver-coins/britannia-2023-1kg-silver-bullion-coin/

News around the World

It is the first time that the extreme wealth and extreme poverty have increased simultaneously for in 25 years.

The extreme wealth and extreme poverty have increased simultaneously for the first time in 25 years. The world’s wealthiest residents, which are around 1% of the global populations have been getting far richer. The wealth accumulation of these super-rich accelerated far faster than the rest of the wolrd else over the past two years according to the Oxfam’s annual report. Meanwhile, the many of the less fortunate are struggling.

The wealthy are benefiting from the policies during the pandemic these two years. At the start of the pandemic, global governments, especially wealthier countries, poured trillions of dollars into their economies and stock markets to prevent a collapse. That prompted triggered tocks and other assets to soar in value. So much of that cash ended up with the ultra-wealthy as well as taxation weren’t not in place. Therefore, the riches become richer during the pandemic.

Narrowing the gap between the rich and the poor will be one of the great challenges in the post-pandemic period for many governments globally.


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The Royal Mint | James Bond 10 oz Bullion Silver Bar Minted | 007 NO TIME TO DIE

  • The world’s first James Bond precious metal bar
  • A limited production run of 6,000 ten-ounce 999.9 fine silver bars
  • .9999 Fineness

Source: https://www.royalmint.com/invest/bullion/bullion-bars/archived-bars/james-bond-10oz-silver-bar-minted/

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The Royal Mint – The Royal Arms 2022 1oz Gold Bullion Coin

The Royal Mint – The Royal Arms 2022 1oz Gold Bullion Coin

This will be the final year of Royal Arms bearing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II struck by The Royal Mint.

The effigy of Queen Elizabeth II appears on the obverse in a design by Jody Clark in 2015. The face value of “100 pounds” and Her Royal Majesty’s name are displayed around the circumference.

The collectors around the world assumed the effigy bearing on the coin will be changed to King Charles III in 2023 version. The last version of the Royal Arms bearing the Queen’s effigy will be one of the important collections for coins collectors worldwide.

The reverse side of the 2022 1 oz Silver Royal Arms Coin features the modern Royal Arms of England, designed by celebrated artist Timothy Noad. The design represents the United Kingdom in its entirety.

The Royal Arms can be seen on some historic buildings, UK passport and many different official documents.

Source: https://www.royalmint.com/invest/bullion/bullion-coins/gold-coins/the-royal-arms-2022-1oz-gold-bullion-coin/

Investment

Robert Kiyosaki said this is the “last chance” to buy gold and silver at “these low prices”.

The best-selling author of “Rich Dad Poor Dad” Robert Kiyosaki said that this may be the last chance to buy gold and silver at such low prices as the market wrap up a very volatile year.

He forecasted that the low of the gold market will be around USD 1,800 per oz and silver will be around USD 24 per oz.

Robert Kiyosaki is a big proponent of holding gold, silver, and Bitcoin in a portfolio. He suggested his Twitter followers that the current price levels might be the cheapest option to buy precious metals before the rally kicks in.

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2022 Republique du Tchad Almond Blossom by Vincent Van Gogh Gilded High Relief Silver Coin

Vincent van Gogh (1853 – 1890), Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, February 1890

oil on canvas, 73.3 cm x 92.4 cm

Flowering trees were special to Vincent van Gogh. They represented awakening and hope. He enjoyed and found joy in painting flowering trees. Large blossom branches like this against a blue sky were one of Vincent van Gogh’s favorite subjects. Almond trees flower early in the spring making them a symbol of new life.

The painting was a gift for his brother Theo and sister-in-law Jo, who had just had a baby son, Vincent Willem. In the letter announcing the new arrival, Theo wrote: ‘As we told you, we’ll name him after you, and I’m making the wish that he may be as determined and as courageous as you.’

During Vincent van Gogh’s career, he could copy a few Japanese painting and were deeply influenced by his admiration for Japanese art.

To have an authentic Almond Blossom as one of you collection is impossible as it is stored at Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam (Vincent can Gogh Foundation). However, we can still get a chance to have an Almond Blossom by Vincent Van Gogh 2 Oz Silver Coin.

Look at the coin, it is stunning.

Mintage: 500 pcs

Weight & Material: 2 oz 999 Ag, 33.5 oz 999 Cu

Finish: Various

Size: 145 x 110mm

Country: Republique du Tchad

Year of Issue: 2022

Face Value: 10000 Francs CFA

News around the World

Qatar signs deal with China to supply gas for 27 year

The recent volatility of gas supply since the Ukraine war has driven country leaders to understand the importance of having long-term energy supply.

QatarEnergy chief Saad al-Kaabi said that they are happy about the firm signed a 27-year sales and purchase agreement with Sinopec of China. This agreement is the longest in the history of liquefied natural gas deals and an important milestone for North Field East Project. The North Field is part of the world’s biggest gas field what Qatar shares with Iran.

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Investment, News around the World

UK Prime Minister Liz Truss apologized for her mini-budget

Ian Vogler/AFP/Getty Images

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UK Prime Minister Liz Truss apologized for her controversial mini-budget that crashed the UK Sterling, rattled financial markets and led to her firing her closet political ally. Despite of the huge pressure from the investors and party member, Truss insisted that she would lead her Conservative Party into the next general election.

Last Friday, Truss replaced Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng with Jeremy Hunt. Hunt then said that he would reverse almost all tax measures announced three weeks ago by his predecessor. Truss said it was painful to sack her “friends” Kwarteng as finance minister but said she stood by her decision.

Truss said that she still believed in the “high growth, low tax” formular she campaigned on to win the Conservative Party leadership in early September. However, she also recognized the UK was facing “very difficult circumstances at the moment.”

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Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Alan Turing

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Alan Turing

The Royal Mint in UK is presenting a new coin series – Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Alan Turing.

Alan Mathison Turing was an English mathematician, computer scientist, logician, and cryptanalyst born in London. During the Second World War, Turning worked for the Government Code and Cypher School. His codebreaking logic saved estimated millions of live by shortening the war. 

After the war, Turning worked at the National Physical Laboratory, where he designed the Automatic Computing Engine, one of the first designs for a stored-programme computer. In 1948, he joined Max Newman’s Computing Machine Laboratory where he helped develop the Manchester computers. Despite of his various accomplishments, Turing was never fully recognized in UK during his lifetime. It is because much of his work was covered by the Official Secrets Act.

And in 1952, Turning was prosecuted for homosexual acts. He then accepted hormone treatment and died 16 days before his 42ndbirthday from cyanide poisoning. 

In 2009, the UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown made an official public apology on behalf of the UK government for “the appalling way Turing was treated”. Queen Elizabeth II granted a posthumous pardon in 2013 which has since led to further pardons to gay men and created what has become known as “Turing’s Law”. In recent years, Turing has become a figurehead for gay rights.

In 2022, The Royal Mint celebrates the man with a remarkable mind with a UK 50p coin available as a gold Proof, silver Proof, silver Proof Piedfort and Brilliant Uncirculated edition. 

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More information:

https://www.royalmint.com/our-coins/events/alan-turing/

Investment

The inflation is making the West difficult to go further on Russian oil

European Union and the United States have barred the import of Russian oil to cut off the revenue source for Kremlin and force Vladimir Putin to reconsider the war in Ukraine. However, it seems like this measure hasn’t worked.

When EU and the US looked at the data, they found that Russia is making just as much money from oil export as it was before the invasion of Ukraine. At the same time, global inflation is surging, and it generates Politian pressure on leaders like US president Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and French President Emmanuel Macron.

In the recent G7 meeting, these leaders tried very much to reach a consensus on that to do next. However, on oil, only few options are available. several measures were being discussed. For examples, price caps on Russian oil imports and centralized purchasing, insurance bans on ships. Unfortunately, these tools have downsides, and they could push the oil price and inflation rate even higher. These prospective measures may come with significant costs directly to consumers in the US and Europe.

Nevertheless, there is an uptick in exports to Asia. China is currently taking advantages of huge price discounts. Russia is selling barrels of its Urals crude for about USD 35 cheaper than the Brent global benchmark. The Kremlin is still getting a pretty good price for their oil export. The West need to go further to get Russian oil off the market quickly, since any delay will give market participants time to come up with creative ways to skirt the rules.

To make it harder for China, India, and other countries to keep importing Russian oil, EU intends to phase in a ban on insuring ships. Such a move may push China and India to find replacement barrels, the price of oil could easily go rocket high.

Therefore, Treasury Secretary Yellen suggested that using price caps to push down the price of Russian oil and depress Putin’s revenues while allowing more oil supply to reach the global market.

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